Serge Pizzorno, who took over on frontman duties after the band fired Tom Meighan for his domestic violence conviction two years ago, explained of the new track: “It is me telling myself that it is going to be ok.
“It was me seeing myself in those few weeks when everything kicked off. It’s the future me saying to that person: ‘This is shit, but don’t worry, it will get better.’ So having a song about talking to yourself is universal, I think. We all have to find a way to deal with the complications, the mess and the mortality of life,” he said.
Of the new album, Pizzorno added: “One thing about this record I feel over the other ones, is it definitely feels like a body of work that belongs together. It was a beautiful moment in mastering hearing it as a piece. I think it really holds up in our seven albums….The Magnificent Seven”.
Kasabian’s seventh album ‘The Alchemist’s Euphoria’ arrives on August 5 via Columbia Records (pre-order here).
In addition to the single release Kasabian have announced new UK tour dates for later this year including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Kasabian UK tour dates 2022:
Friday 28 – Manchester, AO Arena
Saturday 29 – London, Alexandra Palace
Wednesday 02 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Friday 04 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
The band are one of the support acts for Liam Gallagher’s Knebworth shows that kick off today (June 3) and wrap tomorrow (June 4). Amyl And The Sniffers, Michael Kiwanuka, Fat White Family and more will play across the two nights. See the full set times here.
“The summer when Tom left was absolutely heartbreaking,” Pizzorno told The Guardian.
“It felt like leaving home and coming back and seeing it burnt down, walking round the ashes, seeing old pictures and artefacts and picking things up and sifting through the destruction. It was an intense time,” he said.
Pizzorno added that “it always amazes me” how fans were so aggrieved by the band’s decision to sack Meighan.
Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid labour and has since married Vikki Ager, the partner whom he abused. He’s also launched a solo career.